Staying of Jadhav sentence result of Nawaz-Jindal meeting: Imran

QUETTA: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has alleged that the Nawaz-Jindal meeting led to the staying of Kulbhushan Jadhav death sentence by the International Court of Justice.

Speaking at a rally in Quetta, Khan said the joint investigation team (JIT), formed by the Supreme Court in Panama Leaks case, should investigate Sharif family’s businesses outside the country.

“The JIT should also investigate as to who are the Sharif family’s business partners in India,” he demanded.

He lamented that the country is being ruled by companies owned by influential political families.

The PTI chief said that it was East India Company in the past, but now there’s Sharif family’s company ruling the country. “Sindh is being ruled by Zardari family’s company, while Maulana Fazlur Rahman and his brothers also have their own company.”

The PTI chief said these companies are getting richer and the people poorer and poorer.

“All your taxes go to the government and those in power steal this money, which is then laundered outside the country,” Khan said, while speaking to participants of the rally.

“This money should be used for welfare of the people, building schools, development projects in Balochistan.”

Addressing the rally, senior PTI leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi claimed that the decision on staying of Jadhav’s execution was not made in The Hague but rather in the “lofty peaks of Murree”.

He also lashed out at chief of Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party chief Mehmood Khan Achakzai for opposing reforms for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) reforms, saying he supported colonial era laws to stop the reforms.

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Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rasheed while addressing the rally expressed his reservations about the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), saying that compromise on the sovereignty of the country cannot be allowed.

Rasheed said that he is in favour of the project but will not let it become “China Defence Corridor”.

The PTI demonstrated its political strength by holding a rally at Quetta’s Ayub Stadium.

Earlier, PTI Balochistan chapter’s president, Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind accompanied Imran Khan to venue of the rally.

PTI leaders Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Jehangir Tareen and Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed were also present alongside the PTI chief.

Stern security measures were in place to thwart any untoward incident, while separate seating arrangements were made for women participants at the rally.

Addressing the participants earlier, Jehangir Tareen said the rulers have only filled their pockets to this date. He promised that his party will put looters in jail.

Admitting that the rulers neglected Balochistan, he vowed to end deprivation of the province after his party came into power.

“The rulers of Balochistan also played politics in the name of province,” Tareen said.

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